December 4, 2013-As many of you know the IBEW 21 Days of Giving has begun. In addition to the food drive we are asking our members and retirees to help build our sense of community with one another by volunteering in the communities where we live and work. We need your help on December 19th from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. We will be joining Mercy Home for Boys & Girls as they welcome back their “alumni” during their Aftercare Christmas party. Mercy Home is a Chicago children’s charity dedicated to providing kids in crisis with the support and guidance they need to realize their own potential. At Mercy Home young people have many opportunities to build confidence and acquire the skills they need to build successful futures. To read more, volunteer and donate click on the headline above.
December 1, 2013
Today, we are beginning “The 21 Days of Giving” to assist those in our communities who need our help. IBEW 21 is partnering with Illinois and Indiana food banks to help fight hunger. Each year they supply food to more than 3 million people in Illinois and Indiana. Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. Often they’re children, hard-working adults and seniors who simply can’t make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. For 1 in 7 people in the United States, hunger is a reality. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
The officers, E-Board and staff of IBEW 21 would like to wish all of our members and their families a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday.
With the start of the holiday season we encourage you to shop union when purchasing gifts and groceries. The AFL-CIO has declared the ten days following Thanksgiving as “Buy Union Week.
If you haven’t heard the IBEW 21 Days of Giving will run from December 1-21, 2013. We feel we can rebuild a sense of community among Local 21 members by assisting those in need. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
November 21, 2013-
The December, “Back to the Basics” issue of Frontline is hot off the press. We believe one way of getting back to the basics is by giving back to the communities where we live and work.
In this issue of Frontline, read about our first ever “21 Days of Giving” food drive that will take place from December 1st – December 21st. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
November 17, 2013- We remind all IBEW Local 21 members who will be working to restore service in the storm ravaged areas in our jurisdiction to work safely. Remember to use all of your safety equipment and to test for electrical hazards. The hazards you don’t see can be the most dangerous.
November 8, 2013
IBEW Local 21 Union Meetings start next week. We encourage all members who attend to please bring a food item in preparation for the first ever Local wide “21 Days of Giving” food drive. IBEW Local 21 is partnering with Feeding America.The “21 Days of Giving” will run from December 1st- December 21st.If you can help with the drive please contact Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski 630-960-4466 ext. 447, email@example.com, or Business Representative Dave Webster 630-960-4466 ext. 449, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
C&E started a preference this morning for Fiber positions from within their existing head count. AT&T management has agreed with IBEW 21 representatives to seek volunteers from within the RCAs first. If there is a need to backfill they will again ask for volunteers.Due to the need for skilled fiber techs, splicers already in fiber crews will not be canvassed. If splicers already in fiber crews would like to be in a different fiber location, please contact your chief steward. This preference ends Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
October 17, 2013- In the ongoing negotiations with AT&T over the company’s restructuring of I&M, the leadership of IBEW Local 21 has been able to secure items to benefit our members. Management has agreed to reopen the I&M preference on the morning of October 18th and close it on October 22nd at 5pm for those I&M employees who would like to change their previous selections. AT&T informed us that 3 (three) new MBUs will be created. They also agreed there will be 1 (one) MBU for the 3 (three) new organizations for a period of 1 (one) year starting on January 1, 2014, for the purposes of Article 30.
Negotiations over schedules, overtime and how the Technical Specialists will be placed into the three MBUs continue. To read more and for Q&A click on the headline above.
September 15, 2013-The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T Midwest Active Employees will begin on September 30th at 7 a.m. and run through October 11th at 7 p.m (CST). A Correction Period will run during the two weeks immediately following the enrollment period, through October 25th at 7 pm. A postcard with the Annual Enrollment timeline will be mailed to your home address on record on September 16th. The 2014 Annual Enrollment Guide will be sent electronically to your company email on September 27th. You will also receive email reminders on September 30th, advising Annual Enrollment has begun, and on October 8th, indicating Annual Enrollment is coming to an end. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
Thursday September 12, 2013- In AT&T Construction, there are 61 job openings; 32 in the Splicing title and 29 Outside Plant Technician (OPT) openings. Your union representatives and management worked out an agreement to allow both First Mile and Installation and Maintence (I&M) employees the opportunity by joint seniority to preference into the Construction positions. Employees will be notified by management about the preference and the locations of the openings. Future preferences are also being discussed. AT&T management notified IBEW Local 21 that there will be no employee surpluses through the end of this year. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
21 Days of Giving Boxes for the Northern Illinois Food Bank are set up by Chris Lechocki click on the picture to see more.
Congratulations go out to our McHenry Illinois Premise Technicians who receive awards for their outstanding service!
Fleet mechanic James “Jimmy” Byrne testing a line truck at the Cermak garage.
Jim Fleming and Jim Moniak working in Morocco, IN
Steve McCullum - Romeoville DEG tech working on a crossbox in Alsip.
New IBEW 21 Stewards attend stewards training with IBEW International Representative C.J. King. View more by clicking on the picture.
Ed Lauer as he works on a Hicap circuit in the manhole on Foster Ave. and York Road in Bensenville.
IBEW 21 Comcast Members in Carol Stream Stand in Solidarity.
Comcast Members Send a Message at the Wheaton Labor Day Parade. Click Picture for More...
AT&T Stewart Garage, Chicago, IL IBEW Local 21 Members Stand Together in Solidarity.
All Nighter Paul Cavenaile works a 900 pair pulp cable hit at 75th & Lemont Road.